A lot of people think 2012 was a fluke.
Critics emphasize that the New Jersey Devils caught the soft Florida Panthers, dysfunctional Philadelphia Flyers and exhausted New York Rangers at the perfect time. They will say that there is no way this average offensive team can repeat last year's Stanley Cup run.
In reality, the Devils are very capable of not only repeating last year's success but taking it a step further.
From the game's most decorated goaltender to its craftiest general manager, New Jersey has a winning pedigree that cannot be debated. In the past 20 seasons, New Jersey has played in five finals. Only the Detroit Red Wings have appeared in more.
Behold these 10 reasons why the Devils can win it all in 2013.